Volume 13 · Number 2 · Pages 201–202
Some Remarks on the Social Construction of Constructivism

Raf Vanderstraeten

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Towards a Dialogue Among Constructivist Research Programs” by Gastón Becerra & José Antonio Castorina. Upshot: A dialogue among constructivist theories can be furthered by opting for a reflective point of view, by analyzing the social conditions that enhanced their legitimacy. To stimulate the discussion, this commentary briefly looks into the relationship between constructivist ideas and the social conditions in which they have developed.

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Vanderstraeten R. (2018) Some remarks on the social construction of constructivism. Constructivist Foundations 13(2): 201–202. http://constructivist.info/13/2/201

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